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Suzy Q-tip
Suzy Q-tip
I am busy with my PhD degree and I am obsessed with makeup and skincare-- what a combination! My blog posts feature reviews of makeup and beauty products, nail things, and sometimes even a travel post when the bug bites me. I hope you enjoy reading what I have to say.

eyeSlices: A slice of cool for your eyes

Saturday, November 1, 2014

I’m in my late 20s, have the tendency to go to bed far too late, and I have looming PhD deadlines. This does not a happy under eye area make. I have dark circles under my eyes, and sometimes when I wake up my eyes are puffy and that seems to make the dark circles appear even worse! I also have fine lines directly below my eyes and I constantly suffer from tired and red eyes.

After imaging what my eyes look like up close, you can imagine that I was thrilled when eyeSlices sent me their product to review. eyeSlices is a South African company situated in Midrand that focuses on helping us tired ladies in the eye department! eyeSlices target puffiness, dark circles, tiredness, redness, as well as premature ageing. The patented hydrogel technology (“Cryogel” – the only stable water-based hydrogel in the world) combines the natural elements of Aloe Ferox, a core ingredient for soothing, calming, and restoring skin, as well as a blend of active ingredients formulated to reduce puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles.

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The packaging is very space aged and perfect for travelling. It almost looks like a large, folded up contact lens container. You “unfold” it by unclipping the two edges, and are then left with something that resembles plastic goggles. Each side of the container is opened, revealing a wet-looking green pad– the ‘slice’. After removing each one from its plastic covering, you place the cool, slightly slimy eye slice over each eye, lie back, and relax for five minutes. There is no stinging or burning whatsoever. After five minutes you remove the slices and put them back in their containers. You don’t wash them and they can be used for up to 10 times. It is recommended that you use the slices once daily.

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I could definitely see an improvement in my under eye area. The fine lines seem less pronounced, and my eyes don’t feel tired after relaxing with eyeSlices for five minutes. The puffiness is also gone. I don’t know if these results are long lasting or if all the eye concerns will disappear with continued use, but I’m keen to find out!

Have you ever used eyeSlices? Would you? Let me know!

Until next time!

Hildegarde

xoxo